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Need an advice on Access 2003

by Cbridges734 / February 18, 2016 4:52 AM PST

Hi all. Can anybody help me? Yesterday I work with my access file with necessary data for my work and today I can’t open it. I got a message with critical error. Maybe it is connected with some kind of virus, I don’t know. The version of Microsoft Office is 2003. Windows 7. Thank you!

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Re: critical error
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 18, 2016 5:01 AM PST

There are 2 possibilities that have different solutions.
1. The .,mdb or .mde file(s) is/are damaged. Then - if you can't open it for 'compact and repair' - go back to your latest backup.
2. The .,mdb or .mde file(s) is/are OK, but something is wrong with your Access installation or PC. Then try a repair of MS Access from Control Panel, a clean reinstall of MS Access or a reinstall of Windows and MS Access.

Since you don't tell the exact message it's impossible to say which of the 2 is more likely. So make a backup copy of the database as it is now, and start experimenting with first another database and then MS Access on another PC to find out more.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2016 9:39 AM PST
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